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Former staff sgt. sentenced in beating death of 2-year-old girl

By: Jamel Valencia
EL PASO, Texas - Through a plea agreement, former Army Staff Sgt. Nakia Dawkins was sentenced to 40 years in prison. 

Nakia Dawkins was convicted of first-degree injury to a child in 2009. 

In April 2008, 2-year-old Milayna Harris was killed by the hands of her caregivers while her parents were deployed overseas. 

Nakia Dawkins and his wife, Shawntrell Dawkins, were found guilty in the girl's beating death. The jury in 2009 was not able reach an agreement on Nakia Dawkins sentence.

Shawntrell Dawkins was sentenced to 33 years in prison earlier in 2013.

On Monday, Nakia Dawkins agreed to plead guilty to a second charge of injury to a child involving Milayna's brother.

 

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